John Lodl, former director of the Bradley Academy Museum and current director of the Sam Davis Home, has been named the first full-time Rutherford County archivist.
"I'm very excited to take the position," said Lodl
."I'm looking forward to it."
, 32, a Davidson County native, arrived in Rutherford in 1994.He
ran the archives from 2000-02 as a graduate student at MTSU
.After that he served eight months as senior archivist for the state archives of Georgia in Atlanta, before returning to Murfreesboro to become director of Bradley Academy Museum.He also did investigative work in Nashville for a year before he became director of the Sam Davis Home in Smyrna."I have a graduate degree in public history from MTSU," he said.
"We also have old records crammed into every county office and just about every basement on the (Public) Square, so we have to get a lot of old records out of these inadequate storage spaces and into the new archives building," Lodl
Local historic preservationists such as Pruitt and Barbara Daniel, members of the County Records Commission
that hired Lodl
, lobbied for several years for a better location.